As each group has started up, our practice has been to start at a common point by reading some excerpts from the book “The World’s Religions” by Huston Smith. We ask new members to read the chapters on Christianity, Judaism and Islam before the first meeting. This helps establish some common vocabulary as well as getting members comfortable talking about their own religions.
We also have a suggested first-year foundational reading list for new groups, including discussion questions.
Book List Links
Our books are organized in a Goodreads Library. Using the links on this page you can see what we have been reading in each category. Once you click through to the book list, you can see other classifications, such as which groups have read which books, and suggestions for future reading.